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Basketball welcomes Weatherup Center groundbreaking


April 28, 2008

Less than one year after securing the lead gift from Craig and Connie Weatherup, the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Weatherup Center, Arizona State University's new basketball practice facility is Tuesday, April 29, at 2 p.m. at the Farrington Softball Stadium Patio.

The practice facility, located on ASU land just southeast of the Bill Kajikawa Football Practice Fields, will include 49,000 square feet of indoor space and will have two full courts. Cost for the facility is $19.5 million. The Weatherup Center is scheduled to be completed by May 1, 2009. The project includes 2 full-size practice courts, coaches' offices and film rooms, training area, classrooms, storage and equipment rooms.

The facility also will be used for summer camps and other athletic department events.

The project architect is HOK Sport/GouldEvans while Mortenson Construction is the CMAR.